The measures seem similar to the restrictions imposed during the 2015 Ebola epidemic.
North Korean authorities have halted travel activities to the country amid growing concerns about the spread of Corona virus from China.
|Kim Jong Un ordered to immediately close the entire border because of the Corona virus. (Image: Euro Weekly News)|
Reuters quoted information from a travel agency on January 21 confirming that North Korea temporarily banned all foreign tourists.
Specifically, Young Pioneer Tours – an adventure travel company – issued a statement saying that from January 22, North Korea temporarily closed the entire border for foreign tourists to prevent and prevent. Deadly strange virus is spreading rapidly from Wuhan city in Hubei province of China.
“I confirm the DPRK will suspend all foreign travel into the country until they feel the Corona virus is well controlled,” Rowan Beard of Young Pioneer Tours told Reuters. According to the news agency, the details have not been confirmed by the travel partners of Young Pioneer Tours in North Korea.
A manager of another foreign travel company, when contacted by Reuters, acknowledged they were also informed about this, but it was not clear which companies were affected.
The majority of tourists to North Korea are from China, helping Pyongyang to earn millions of dollars.
Concerns are increasing regarding the Corona virus outbreak from Wuhan.
According to Chinese media, after the first cases were detected in the city since December 2019, authorities confirmed the sixth case of this strange pneumonia virus out of 291 cases. nationwide as of January 20. Outside of China, cases of Corona virus have been detected in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Hubei provincial government has implemented a series of measures to prevent the virus from spreading, even canceling the Lunar New Year celebration, the event is said to attract hundreds of thousands of attendees.